Lately I’ve been spending more and more time, reading up on everything to do with cooking. Dreaming everyday that I have a bigger kitchen with lots of space to store appliances and room for making extensive or multiple meals. I visit the kitchen supply shop regularly to drool over all those copper and iron cast pans. So last week I finally went ahead and bought myself an iron cast pan from Le Creuset. A normal sized one in red/orange. Two weeks ago I also got my new wooden handmade cutting board which I ordered from Rays Woodworking Shop. Normally I wouldn’t make such an expensive/heavy buy online but I fell in love with it and here you only get factory made ones.
So now I have a good chefs knife, a good pan, good cutting board, and a small blender, the basics that I use everyday. Little by little I improve mi kitchen utensils. A small smoke box would be really nice. This way you can give the meat a smoke taste without needing a BBQ. Hopefully I’ll come across a small sized one one day.
I am in no means an awesome cook, I think I’m good at certain dishes and decent at others that I don’t make often. After all I do it as a hobby and because it relaxes me. Little by little I learn to master some dishes, it’s all about practice and trying out till you get it right. I have learned that keeping it simple is always the best. Use fresh ingredients whenever possible. And be in a good mood when cooking, I really noticed that if I’m not in a good mood my food won’t turn out good. Being happy while cooking equals delicious food.